Lhasa Petik Revisits Her Childhood with “Hurts To Be Young”

By Alissa Arunarsirakul // June 1, 2021

Lhasa Petik has a way of crafting alluring lo-fi bedroom pop that’ll leave even the most esteemed music executives shocked. Whether it’s her irresistibly raspy vocals or her tendency to experiment with playful sonics, Petik is slowly making her way to the top of the charts. If you haven’t already, we invite you to indulge in Petik’s inescapable alternative pop with her captivating new single, “Hurts To Be Young.”

On “Hurts To Be Young,” Lhasa Petik explained,

“‘Hurts To Be Young’ is about the challenges that come with growing up, and the nostalgia I get when I look back on my childhood. As I have gotten older, the pressures of society have become a more present force in my life and sometimes intrusive thoughts creep in. I feel like I always looked forward to being an adult, but now that I’m here, I miss the days where my biggest worry was how late I’d get to stay out biking with the neighbors.”

Having written, performed, recorded, and produced all of her music, Petik showcases her impressive versatility with “Hurts To Be Young.” As Petik croons about growing pains, “Hurts To Be Young” has the rising Canadian artist wishing she could turn back time to her stress-free childhood. Filled with harp-like instrumentals and punchy backing vocals, this nostalgic cut will make you miss the days you actually had time to be bored. 

“This tune is about those days, and trying to get back to the headspace I was in, because although I am older, I don’t always feel wiser. This is the first time in my life that I’ve dealt with any type of anxiety, and depression started seeping in when I was in middle school. However, all that being said, I get glimpses of my carefree self, and even when there’s shit going on, I always make it out on the other side.”

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